Clear Filters
Clear Filters

why are some integrals not solvable in matlab?

2 views (last 30 days)
pooja sudha
pooja sudha on 14 Sep 2021
Edited: Jan on 14 Sep 2021
I am doing a integration in matlab but in answer the question is repeting. It is not giving any solution.
Is It due to precision/limit of matlab?

Answers (1)

Jan on 14 Sep 2021
Edited: Jan on 14 Sep 2021
Is it a numeric or symbolic integration?
Most functions do not have a closed form integral. This is a mathematical limitation. The solution can be approximated numerically only.
Functions with poles cannot be solved numerically also, because it is impossible to measure the area under the infinite y values. Discontinuous functions cannot be solved by Matlab reliably, because the standard integrators cannot find the locations of the discontinuities automatically. Simulink integrators might be able to handle this.
Before a specific answer is possible, you have to explain, which problem you want to solve with which tool.

Community Treasure Hunt

Find the treasures in MATLAB Central and discover how the community can help you!

Start Hunting!